About the Author

Patrick Campanale


When I’m not working on building custom computers or fixing phones, I love to write about technology. I’m always looking out for the best deal on any tech I can get my hands on, so one day I decided, “Why not write about it?!” You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @pcamp96, though I’m way more active on Twitter. If you’ve got a tip to an awesome deal, go ahead and drop me a line at patrick@9to5mac.com!

Patrick Campanale's Favorite Gear


Charge your Apple Watch + enjoy movies on your iPhone w/ this dual stand for $6

AMIR Direct (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its Apple Watch/iPhone Charging Stand for $5.99 Prime shipped when you use code K37OYE2M at checkout. Regularly over $10, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. This is a fantastic way to put your Watch into nightstand mode in the evenings before bed. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

This 256GB SanDisk USB 3.1 flash drive stores papers, photos, music, more: $50 (Reg. $70)

Amazon offers the 256GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $49.99 shipped. Also at Newegg. You can expect to pay $70 at Best Buy on sale, and this is the second-lowest price we’ve tracked all-time at Amazon. With college in full swing for many, a flash drive like this is crucial to keep backups of papers and homework in case your computer dies. Rated 4.1/5 stars from hundreds.


Cuisinart’s Grilluminate brightens your evening BBQs for $12.50 Prime shipped

Amazon offers the Cuisinart Grilluminate Expanding LED Grill Light (CGL-330) for $12.59 Prime shipped. Normally $18, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. This is a must-have for any griller and a great gift this holiday season. The LED lights perfectly illuminate the grill so you can cook even in the darkest of conditions. I bought my father one, and he loves it when grilling at night. Rated 4/5 stars.

When it comes to truly wireless earbuds, everyone is getting into the game. Apple has their AirPods, Anker has the Zolo Liberty+, and then there’s Rowkin.

Rowkin started in the headphone game a few years ago and has been making leaps and bounds as the company progresses in wireless headphone technologies. The latest from Rowkin, the Ascent line, features new styling, and one feature lacking from AirPods that everyone is has been waiting for.

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This 3.7-Qt. digital air fryer is an oil-free frying option for $40 shipped (Reg. $60)

Best Choice Products via Rakuten offers its 3.7-Quart Digital Air Fryer for $39.99 shipped when you use code HOME20 at checkout. Note: You must be logged into a free Rakuten account to use this code. Normally $60, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked and is the lowest available. Air fryers are a great alternative to the oil-heavy nature of standard fried foods with the same great taste. Rated 4.1/5 stars at Amazon.

expiredJust $9 will score you two outdoor LED solar lights to illuminate your backyard

1byone Products Inc. (99% positive lifetime feedback) offers its LED Outdoor Solar Light 2-pack for $8.96 Prime shipped when you use code 7SW6SR4K at checkout. Regularly closer to $15, this is one of the best deals we’ve tracked recently and is the lowest available. With fall just around the corner, the nights get longer and parties start. This 2-pack of solar LED lights are perfect to illuminate walkways and patios this autumn. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Breville’s high-end dual boiler espresso machine drops to $980 (Reg. $1,300)

Amazon is offering the Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine for $980.12 shipped. Normally $1,300 elsewhere, this beats our last mention by $20 and is the best available. This is a must-have for coffee lovers with high-end setups, with its dual stainless steel boilers and Italian pumps this espresso maker can do it all. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Finding the perfect bag to take on a trip has never been an easy task for me. I want to carry my camera gear, clothes, toiletries, and my laptop too; along with all of the necessary cables and cords I’ll need for that trip. I’ve used several bags over the past few years, from the TYLT Energi to Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack 30L, Messenger Bag 15, and even the WaterField’s Air Porter.

Each serves a purpose unique to itself: the Messenger Bag 15 is great for carrying one camera body and a few lenses along with a laptop, the Everyday Backpack 30L is an awesome bag to carry tons of stuff, though it’s not super comfy. The Air Porter is an awesome laptop bag with plenty of room to carry other tech items, like my Switch. But, in the past, I’ve always had to carry multiple bags when going on a weekend vacation or convention. That all changed with the Peak Design Travel Backpack.

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expiredThis $5 Prime shipped wireless mouse is a must-have for any laptop bag

VicTsingDirect (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its battery-powered wireless mouse for $5 Prime shipped when you use code UGQ6AEAD at checkout. At over 35% off the normal going rate, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked and is the lowest available. A mouse like this is perfect for the laptop bag if you’re not a fan most built-in trackpads on laptops like me. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

NETGEAR’s Arlo Pro 2 Security System w/ two cameras + solar panel hits $433 ($510 value)

Amazon offers the NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 Security System with two wireless cameras and solar panel for $433 shipped. Separately, the two camera system will run you $430 and the solar panel is another $80, with this being the lowest we’ve tracked all-time at Amazon. The solar panel is a great addition to any Arlo Pro kit as it removes the need for having to recharge your cameras ever, giving you a truly wireless experience. NETGEAR also offers 7-days of recording for free to all users. Rated 4.2/5 stars from thousands.

Osmo is a well-known name when it comes to STEM smart-connected teaching tools. The company has made iPad-enabled learning games for kids ages 5 and up for some time now, but recently announced that these products will come to Amazon’s Fire line of tablets.

This is great because Amazon’s Fire tablet lineup is more affordable than Apple’s iPad, and makes it an easier entry point into homes to help kids learn and grow.

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expiredSeagate’s 1TB portable HDD includes a 1-year 1TB Amazon Drive plan: $50 ($120 value)

Amazon offers the Seagate Duet Cloud-Syncing 1TB Portable External Hard Drive + 1-Year 1TB Amazon Drive Plan for $49.82 shipped. Separately, most 1TB portable HDDs are around $60 and the 1-year 1TB Amazon Drive plan is also $60, giving this a total value of $120. We’ve been watching this drive fall in price over the past few months to its new all-time low. The Seagate Duet Cloud-Syncing HDD is perfect for students, as it automatically syncs all files with Amazon’s Drive, giving you a failsafe backup should something happen. Rated 4+ stars from over 55% of shoppers.

Listen to any song w/ a FREE 3-month Pandora Premium subscription ($30 value)

Groupon offers a 90-day trial of Pandora Premium for FREE. Normally, Pandora offers new customers a 60-day trial and charges $10 per month after that. Note: This is only available to those who have never subscribed to Pandora Premium before, including free trial members. Fall is a time of sitting around and relaxing with friends and family, so be ready to turn on some calming tunes with Pandora Premium’s ability to choose specific tracks and more. You can learn even more about Pandora Premium here.

Amazon continues its march to be a member of every part of your house with its latest plans to release at least 8 new Alexa-enabled devices by the end of this year. The online shopping giant has been integrating itself more and more with our lives and has plans to do so even further with things like a possible checking account-style product launch and more.

We’re set to see devices like microwaves, amplifiers, subwoofers, and more come from Amazon sometime this year, according to a new report. What does this mean for those shopping with the company? Keep reading for more information.

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Audio-Technica’s highly-rated ATH-M40x studio monitor headphones drop to $79 (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for $79 shipped. Normally closer to $100, this is a match of the lowest that we’ve tracked in the past year or more at Amazon and is the best available. Audio-Technica is one of the most trusted names in headphones when it comes to budget-friendly studio monitors, and the ATH-M40x’s are among the best of the best, especially when at a 20% discount like this. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 1,700.

Upgrade your battlestation w/ this gaming chair that has a built-in footrest: $109 (Reg. $160)

DHHX Co (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers the Coavas High-Back Gaming Chair with Footrest and Reclining Backrest for $108.79 shipped when you use code COAVAS02 at checkout. Normally $160, this is the lowest that we’ve tracked and is the best available. Ergonomic chairs are a must when it comes to long computer or gaming sessions. When doing the latter, I like to relax by propping my feet up which this chair is perfect for thanks to its built-in footrest. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

This dash cam has front/rear cameras, GPS data, more for $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

iOrange-E (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering the Veckle Dual 1080p Dash Cam for $99.99 shipped when code S79W8RZ9 is used at checkout. Normally $130, this matches our last mention and is the best available. This dash camera packs both front and rear optics, giving you the peace of mind that whether you’re hit from behind or head-on. Rated 3.6/5 stars.

Amazon’s Fire 7 tablet is great for Netflix, Prime Video, more from $35, Fire HD 10 from $110

Amazon offers its Prime members the Fire 7 Tablet in 8GB for $34.99 shipped or 16GB for $54.99 shipped. Normally $50 and $70, this is one of the best discounts we’ve tracked and is $5 below each device’s all-time low. Amazon’s Fire line of tablets are great for watching Prime Video, Netflix, and reading books on long car rides. Rated 3.9/5 stars from thousands.

Add RGB lighting to any space from just $11 Prime shipped w/ these kits

MingerDirect (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its 16.4-foot RGB LED Light Strip at $10.79 Prime shipped when you use code V4OPJ2AZ at checkout. Normally closer to $20, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked and is the best available. LED lighting like this is perfect for giving your gaming setup an upgrade. Rated 4/5 stars.

This Apple Watch band looks like the official Link Bracelet for a fraction of the price: $19

Oittm Official (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its 42/44mm Apple Watch Stainless Steel Link Bracelet in all colors for $18.89 Prime shipped when you use code IGVAYRCT at checkout. Regularly $30, this is one of lowest prices that we’ve tracked and is the best available. With Apple discounting (and likely discontinuing) the official Link Bracelet, this is a fantastic alternative. I personally own the Bright Black color and it’s a great addition to my Space Black Series 3. Rated 3.8/5 stars from over 1,000.

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